Final Rule Posted: Agriculture Gets Extension

As reported in our October 18, 2011, blog, the EPA has finalized the SPCC deadline extension (to May 10, 2013) for agriculture. According to the EPA

The date is being amended because a large segment of the continental U.S. was affected by flooding during the spring and summer of 2011, and other areas were impacted by devastating fires and drought conditions. In addition, despite the targeted farm outreach efforts by EPA over the past ten months, the sheer number of farms throughout the U.S. makes it a challenge to reach those owners and operators of farms that may be subject to the SPCC Plan regulations. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-22/pdf/2011-29901.pdf

This is not a “blanket extension,” even for agriculture. We encourage producers to clearly understand their regulatory obligations and avoid non-compliance.

If you have any questions about the SPCC rules, contact Christopher Paré (cpare@dragun.com) or Matthew Schroeder (mschroeder@dragun.com) at 248-932-0228.

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